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Throwback Thursday – Adding Your Calendar to Facebook

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On today’s Throwback Thursday we are bringing it back to one of our original Facebook integration features. Integrating your event calendar to Facebook is a great tool to give your social media followers an idea of your upcoming events. They can even book directly from the calendar, no website required.

Below is a quick walk through of how you can get your calendar integrated to Facebook.

1. Go to Facebook and download the Static HTML app Here and add this to your business’s Facebook page.

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2.Go to settings and choose the “Apps” menu. Click on “Edit Settings” under the Static HTML App. Then change the tab name to “Event Calendar” , save and close this tab.

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Why advertise with Facebook?

In today’s social media driven world, any business, no matter the size can benefit from using Facebook advertising to grow their business. Their ads are great because they are facebook_logo_detailcustomizable, highly targeted, and the best part, they are inexpensive!

Every business is different and therefore has different advertising needs. Facebook offers highly tailored ad options depending on what you want your ad to accomplish. Continue reading


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MIY Studios – Merchant of the Month

We are happy to announce our July Merchant of the Month – Jillian from MIY Studios.

Do you remember how fun Miss Lippy was? Or maybe you adventured with Miss Frizzle? Enter the modern day “cool teacher” Jillian Pimental.

Jillian is a creative superstar who left the corporate world to follow her dreams
of teaching art. She has also managed to adventure around the country and raise three amazing kids; Aislin, Caleb, and Marlee with her high school sweetheart, and husband Jarrod.jillphoto1

 

 

Jill is a trailblazer who loves to challenge the “reasonable lifestyle”. This led her to leave her stable corporate job and start, what was then called, Sew Crafty in a small 300 foot office space. Since then she has outgrown 2 different work spaces and changed her studios name to MIY Studios to incorporate all the different things her and her wonderful staff teach.

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Throwback Thursday – Increase bookings by posting to Facebook

Throwback ThursdayDid you know that 33% of all PlaceFull bookings happen directly through Facebook? Not integrating your listings through Facebook means you’re losing booking opportunities! Here are some quick tips to get your listings Facebook integrated in just 10 minutes*.

Publishing your listings to Facebook can be done in 2 easy steps once you install the app. Installing the app is quick and easy.

Steps:

  1. From your Dashboard click on Publish in the top banner.
  2. Click on Facebook.
  3. Then click on “Install PlaceFull App”. (Make sure that you are not logged into your Facebook business page at this point. Be logged into your personal account. Facebook does not allow you to install apps to a business page when you are logged into that business page!)
  4. Click the drop down “Choose Facebook Pages” and select the business page you would like to add the app to.
  5. Click “Add Page Tab”.

Once it is added to Facebook make sure you log in to your business page and move it up to the top row!

Steps:

  1. Click on More and then Manage Tabs.

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2. Click and Drag book it to right below About and click on save.

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*At PlaceFull we understand that not everyone is a tech wizard, so if setting this feature up on your own takes you any longer than 10 minutes give our help desk a call at (206)-552-1177  and we will be happy to set it up for you.

 


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Feature Release Update – Add-on Images

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Add-on images are officially live for PlaceFull merchants! Check out the benefits below and start adding images to your add-ons to catch consumers eyes.

  • Visibility – Adding images increases the visibility of your add-ons making consumers more likely to see and select them. Plain text is boring and easy to glance over.
  • Availability – When your customer books over the phone they may not know about all of the add-ons your business has to offer. Using PlaceFull’s add-on menu along with visuals helps to show all of the products and services your business has available.
  • Added Revenue – Actively promoting and using add-ons increases revenue by 37.3% per booking. Using images is an excellent strategy to promote add-ons and generate extra revenue!
  • Customization – Every business is unique. Use images from your business to make add-ons pop and show consumers why your business is awesome!

Check out this Knowledge Base article to get step by step instructions for setting up your add-on images.


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Feature Release Update – Deposit Pricing

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Deposit Pricing is officially live for PlaceFull merchants! Check out the benefits below and start collecting deposits today for your parties, camps, and events.

  • Choose your Deposit Type – Set deposits to a dollar amount or a percentage depending on your event type.
  • Automatic Balance Charges – Set a date and time for when you want to collect the remaining balance and the customer will be charged automatically.
  • Automated Customer Confirmation Emails – Customers will automatically receive confirmation emails when they are charged the remaining balance.
  • Collect your Money Faster – Instead of waiting until the day of the event, collect your full balance a few days before and get your money faster.
  • Reduce No-Shows – Collect a deposit upfront to reduce last minute cancellations.

Check out this Knowledge Base article for step-by-step instructions on setting up deposit pricing for your listings.


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Throwback Thursday – Quick Facebook Trick to Get More Bookings

 

Do you know about the Facebook call to action feature? We did a quick spot check of our merchant’s Facebook pages and realized many were not leveraging this powerful feature!

Check out the simple steps below and in less than 2 minutes, you can increase your online bookings with a Book Now call to action button on your Facebook page.

  1. Go to your Facebook business page and click the call to action drop-down arrow on the right side of your cover photo. Step 1.png
  2. Click Edit call to action from the menu.
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  3. A window will pop up with an option to Choose a Button and enter a Website URL. Click the drop-down arrow and select Book Now and then enter the Website URL that links to your PlaceFull listings or calendar. Click Save Changes and you are finished! Step 3

Feel free to give your PlaceFull Account Manager a call at (206)624-0295, we are happy to help!

If you aren’t a PlaceFull merchant yet and are interested in signing up for our online booking solution, click the button below to get started with a product demonstration or give us a call at (206)624-0295 and we will get you set up!

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